UL International Crown – On-site spectator experiences


By Audrey Wayne, KemperLesnik

On-site elements at 2016 tournament deliver exciting viewing experiences for juniors, families and golf fans

2016-UL-International-Crown-4cGURNEE, Ill. (July 6, 2016) – Fans at the 2016 UL International Crown can find food, fun, learning opportunities and more when the LPGA comes to town July 19-24 at the Merit Club in Gurnee, Illinois.

From charity initiatives and free admission for kids and military personnel to an energizing first tee environment, the LPGA is committed to bringing fans closer to the world’s best female players to deliver a memorable spectator experience at this major, international competition. (more…)

Two months away from the first year of the Web.com Tour’s Rust-Oleum Championship

Rust-Oleum Championship By Andrew Lamie, Tournament Coordinator, Rust-Oleum Championship We are just two months away from the first year of the Web.com Tour’s Rust-Oleum Championship to be held at the Ivanhoe Club. What exactly is the Web.com Tour? Many casual golf fans probably do not know that much about the Web.com Tour. First off, alumni of the tour include PGA Tour superstars Jim Furyk, Zack Johnson, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker and current world #1 and Masters favorite, Jason Day. Right now much of Chicago has Cubs fever. To put in terms relative to baseball, the Web.com Tour is the AAA league of professional golf.   (more…)

Eight countries finalized for 2016 UL International Crown

UL International CrownEight nations to compete for second UL International Crown at Merit Club in July By Molly Gallatin, LPGA Media After the conclusion of the ANA Inspiration, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced the eight countries that will compete in the second playing of the UL International Crown, which will be held on July 21-24 at the Merit Club outside Chicago. Based on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings, the eight countries that will compete in the second playing of the UL International Crown are - Republic of Korea, United States, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, England, China and Australia. Team Australia was the last team in with 390 points, edging out ninth place Sweden by a mere eight points. The defending champions, Spain, did not qualify and finished in 11th place 96 points out of the final spot. (more…)

UL International Crown — July 19-24

By Drew Blass, LPGA Tournament Director
The most exciting women’s team golf event on the LPGA’s 2016 schedule is coming to Chicagoland!
The UL International Crown will be played at the Merit Club in Gurnee, Illinois the week of July 19-24. The UL International Crown is a match play competition between the top 4 players from the top 8 nations by the Rolex Rankings. The inaugural event took place in 2014 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Maryland where Spain was crowned champion over the likes of the USA, the Republic of Korea, Japan, and Sweden.

Chicago’s Merit Club to host 2016 UL International Crown

Northern Suburban gem also site of 2000 U.S. Women’s Open Kraig Kann, LPGA Chief Communications Officer, kraig.kann@lpga.com Kelly Schultz, LPGA Director of Media Communications, kelly.schultz@lpga.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 24, 2015) - The 2016 UL International Crown will be held at the Merit Club in Gurnee, Illinois, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced today. The biennial team match-play event is slated to take place July 21-24. Opened in 1992, the Merit Club has been ranked among the top 100 golf courses in the United States by both Golfweek and Golf Magazine. The suburban Chicago venue also has a major championship pedigree. It hosted the 2000 U.S. Women’s Open conducted by the USGA, which was won by LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame member Karrie Webb. (more…)

American FootGolf League to hold U.S. FootGolf National Championship At Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course Saturday, October 3

Harvey Silverman, Editor, This is FootGolf and Mike Galeski, AFGL Senior Advisor [caption id="attachment_1135" align="alignright" width="236"]Sydney Marovitz aerial Sydney Marovitz aerial[/caption] (Palm Springs, CA) – The American FootGolf League (AFGL) will conduct the first annual U.S. FootGolf National Championship at historic Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course in Chicago, IL on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The tournament will host more than 100 FootGolf players representing over 20 states across the country competing in the inaugural competition. Kicking off at 8AM., the 36-hole, stroke-play tournament is open to all players; divisions include adult male, senior male, women and clubs. Entry is $59 for American FootGolf League members and $79 for non-members which includes a one-year AFGL membership. Proper golf attire is required, and competitors must supply their own No. 5 soccer ball. (more…)

Jordan Spieth’s Hole-in-One at the 2015 BMW Championship Results in BMW Donation of Full, Four-Year BMW Evans Scholarship Worth $100,000 in Spieth’s Name

Jordan Spieth Trudy Hardy ESF John Kaczkowski 2015 BMW Championship HIO Lake Forest, IL - September 18, 2015: On the first day of play at the 2015 BMW Championship, Jordan Spieth recorded a hole-in-one, resulting in the donation of another BMW Hole-In-One Scholarship, a full, four-year Evans Scholarship worth $100,000. Spieth aced the 2nd hole, his 11th hole of the day, on Wednesday, September 17 at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, IL, with a  7-iron, from 184 yards.   (more…)

Updates announced for BMW Championship

BMW Championship at Conway Farms First round play will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18. Gates will open to spectators at 7:30 a.m. Due to current and expected inclement weather conditions, second round tee times are now scheduled from 9–11:01 a.m. Parking locations for Friday, Sept. 18, have been moved. The following parking locations have been moved to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois (1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL 60031):

BMW Signs On as Official Partner of USA GOLF Federation for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

BMW Signs On as Official Partner of USA GOLF Federation for Rio 2016 Olympic Games Partnership Extends Company’s Support of Golf Ahead of Sport’s Return to Olympic Games. By Katie Kokkinos, BMW of North America, LLC and Chris Smith, PGA TOUR Business Woodcliff Lake, NJ - September 16, 2015: BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), announced today that it will add the USA GOLF Federation to its roster of National Governing Body (NGB) partners in advance of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. BMW will provide mobility services including transportation assistance to the USA GOLF Federation leading up to and during the Rio 2016 Games. (more…)